The George Whitefield Program [GWP] is conducting a homiletics training this June 19 – 23 for members of the GWP and men, whether they are pastors, evangelists, teachers, seminary students or laymen, who simply want to learn to ‘preach evangelistically from the Scriptures’.

The goal of the teaching is that by the week’s end you will have learned to ‘draw the net’ as you preach the Word. The GWP is an evangelistic ministry intended to preach the Word for souls to hear and believe. As such this homiletics training is in accordance with the GWP’s ongoing work, is designed to enhance the church’s ability to preach evangelistically and benefit the hearer of the Word.

If this is what you want then plan to join us at Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, TN for five days of teaching and training.

The schedule, teachers, details and registration link follow:

The Schedule

[The evening sessions are a join worship time with everyone participating in the GWP Training week. Your families are invited to attend the evening sessions too.]

Monday, June 19

Registration Noon – 2:00 PM; afternoon training session 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Dinner break 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM; Evening session 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Tuesday, June 21 – Thursday June 22

Prayer 6:00 AM; Breakfast 8:00 AM; morning training session 9:00 AM – Noon; lunch break [includes lunch and prayer] Noon – 2:00 PM; afternoon training session 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM; dinner break 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM; evening session 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday, June 23

Prayer 6:00 AM; Breakfast 8:00 AM; closing session 9:00 AM – Noon.

Scheduled teachers

Dr. John Carrick: Former professor of homiletics at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and author of “The Imperative of Preaching: A Theology of Sacred Rhetoric” is teaching homiletics entitled: ‘Preaching the Text of the Word of God’.

[To prepare for Dr Carrick’s teaching you are encourage to red his book mentioned above and Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones’ “Preachers and Preaching”. You can order the the book or listen online here: “https://www.mljtrust.org/collections/preaching-and-preachers/“. See a few videos of Dr. Carrick teaching below.]

Dr. Rick Light: ED of Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship and Pastor of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church, Bristol, TN. His topic: ‘How to preach evangelistically from the Scriptures’. He will cover four specific areas: the Bible, the Messenger, the Message and the Audience..

Location: Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, TN.

Cost:  For individuals:  $325 per person before May 1 or $375 afterwards. This includes four nights, and eleven meals.  You can see the room layout at the Tennessee Wesleyan dorm here: TWU Rooms.

For men bringing their families:  $550.  This includes accommodations for the family at a local hotel and eleven meals on campus for the man.  Each room has two beds, includes breakfast and a pool. This does not include meals on campus for the family.  Families can eat meals on campus at the cost of $9 per person per meal.

Daily activities for the families will be conducted. They will include playing at local playgrounds, visiting local sites including the Mayfield Dairy plant and the scenic areas that are unique to East Tennessee. In other words the families will be busy each day with the other families so they won’t be by themselves during the week.

Extra: Consider this week like a camp meeting with training. This means there’s plenty of praying and preaching mixed with training. Men are encouraged to bring their families. There will be activities for the families during the training times. Athens, TN has several good play grounds, special locations and businesses to visit like Mayfield Diary.

Register here: Registration. Under “Event Registering for” select “Homiletics: Preaching Evangelistically from the Scriptures”.

These are teachings from Dr. Carrick’s prior teaching time with us.